Ali Güzel | Miracle Experience

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Ali Güzel
Flight Hours:
Turkish & English

About Ali

Meet Ali Güzel, our talented Turkish hot-air balloon pilot! With over 1500+ hours of flight experience. Ali's passion for ballooning was ignited at the Balloon Festival in Cappadocia in 1997. With 12 years of flying experience and a variety of certifications and awards under his belt, Ali brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every flight. 

When not flying, you can find Ali indulging in his passions for software programming, traveling, and watching movies. If he could fly with any famous person, it would be none other than Elon Musk!

For those considering a hot air balloon flight, Ali's advice is simple - "Don’t think! Just do it!" To make the most out of the experience, he suggests bringing your cameras and letting your pilot fly you to the sky.

With a bright future ahead for hot air ballooning in Tanzania and worldwide, Ali believes that hot air ballooning is a safe, unique, and smooth way to fly. And he leaves us with this quote- "Flying with a hot air balloon is the best way to start a day! Don't miss it!"

Client reviews

Amazing view of the Serengeti from the air!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Ali was a fabulous pilot and guide. We had never been on a balloon ride before and he made things easy and fun. We saw various animals the highlight was two porcupines (as silly as that may sound) that we otherwise hadn’t seen in our time in the Serengeti. The breakfast was amazing and the loo with a view was perfect with elephants walking by right on cue!

Tracey W

Love this hot air balloon ride

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Fabulous trip and our pilot. Ali was so knowledgeable. Loved the panoramic views and the animals. Oh, and the hush breakfast was out of this world!!

Allyson J

Top Notch Serengeti balloon ride! Highly recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Had a wonderful top-notch balloon ride over the Serengeti! Beautiful sunrise, great animal viewing, great overall service, and delicious bush brunch. Ali was an excellent pilot- nice smooth and entertaining ride.


Magic Balloon Safari .. magical memories for life .. 7 star special

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Miracle Balloon Safari .. a fragment of time and a life of memories. What a perfectly conceived and executed operation. End to end a magnificent experience. From collection from our hotel, through the welcome and briefings. Totally safe and secure. Captain Ali and his team are magnificent. From takeoff to landing. In the air spotting animals from 50ft. Photos of entire basket while navigating. Amazing. And on landing to a cozy spot with table laid for a superb full breakfast. Coffee dreaming hot and a staff that were genuinely engaged and delightful. And then .. the “loo with a view” .. the BEST outdoor bathroom facilities 7 star clean and thoughtful supplied

What a special time we had. Miracle Balloon Safari is a MUST❤️

Tom J

Bird's eye view of Serengeti

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2023

This is a must-do activity while in Tanzania. Everything was very well coordinated and it was an amazing experience. We were briefed on the previous evening about the schedule, what to wear, etc and Calvin was right on time to pick us up from the campsite. At the balloon site, we were greeted with a cup of hot coffee/tea, which was very much needed as it was a cold morning. We met our pilot, Ali, who had a great sense of humor and made the flight enjoyable. We flew over the plains for an hour, had coffee during the flight, and saw lots of animals.

After landing, we were taken to the bush breakfast site. The spread was good and everything was tasty.

All the staff, balloon, and breakfast were very friendly and helpful.

Pranav C

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